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[Bobby Lashley Gallery]

Article: Please, Not Another Goldberg
Article: Bobby Lashley - The Real Deal
Wrestler: "The Real Deal" Bobby Lashley
Real Name: Franklin Roberto Lashley
Birthday: July 16, 1976
Hometown: Originally from Junction City, Kansas
Billed from Colorado Springs, Colorado
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 6'3" - 275 lbs
Trained by: OVW Training
Debut: 1999
Previous Gimmicks: Blaster Lashley (OVW)
Finishing Move: The Dominator
Favorite Moves: Front Powerslam
ClotheslineFallaway Slam
Shoulder Block
Spear
Gorilla Press
Overhead Belly-to-belly Suplex
Arm Trap Suplex
Notable Feuds: Ken Doane
Simon Dean
Nunzio & Vito
Regal & Burchill
John Bradshaw Layfield
Fit Finlay
King Booker
The Big Show
Test (ECW)
Hardcore Holly (ECW)
Vince McMahon
Umaga (WM23)

  • WWE United States title defeating John Bradshaw Layfield (May 26, 2006);
  • ECW World Heavyweight title by winning an Extreme Elimination Chamber (December 3, 2006);


  • In The Beginning:
  • Bobby Lashley attended Missouri Valley College and won 3 national championships 96-98 and placed 4th in 95..
  • 1997 and 1998: Bobby Lashley was the NAIA National Wrestling champion weighing in at 177 pounds..
  • Bobby Lashley was an amature wrestler in the Army..

    Ohio Valley Wrestling - Blaster Lashley:
  • November 2003: Bobby Lashley signed a developmental contract with WWE being assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling..
  • January 27, 2005--Ohio Valley Wrestling: Blaster Lasheley (Bobby Lashley) defeated Ken Doane (managed by Maria of RAW)..
  • February 19, 2005--OVW: Blaster Lashley w/Kenny Bolin beat Joey Knight & Bam Bam Penders & Robert Fury in a $500 Challenge..
  • March 2, 2005--Ohio Valley Wrestling: Blaster Lashley (w/Kenny Bolin & Mike Mondo) defeated Robert Fury..
  • May 2005: Bobby Lashley went on the road with the RAW crew wrestling Val Venis on house shows..
  • May 16, 2005 - RAW: Bobby "Blaster" Lashley defeated A Local Jobber in a dark match..
  • May 17, 2005--OVW TV Taping: Blaster Lashley w/Kenny Bolin defeated Seth Skyfire in a TV Title Tournament match..
  • May 24, 2005--OVW TV Taping: Blaster Lashley defeated Alexis Laree in the 2nd Round of the TV Title Tournament..
  • May 31, 2005--OVW TV Taping: Seven defeated Bobby "Blaster" Lashley by Disqualification..
  • June 3, 2005--OVW Six Flags Show: Bobby "Blaster" Lashley w/Kenny Bolin defeated Seven..
  • June 6, 2005 - RAW: Bobby Lashley defeated Trevor Rhodes in a dark match..
  • July 1, 2005--OVW Six Flags: Team OVW w/Jim Cornette defeated Team Bolin w/Kenny Bolin..
  • ~~~Team OVW (Nick Dinsmore/Elijah Burke/Brent Albright) defeated Team Bolin (Mike Mondo/Ken Doane/Blaster Lashley)..
  • August 4, 2005 - Smackdown!: C.M. Punk & Bobby Lashley defeated Garrison Cade & Trevor Rhodes in a dark match..
  • August 10, 2005--OVW TV Taping: Nick Nemeth & Chris Cage defeated Ken Doane & Blaster Lashley w/Kenny Bolin..
  • August 17, 2005--OVW TV Taping: Ken Doane w/Kenny Bolin defeated Nick Nemeth to retain the Television title..
  • ~~~Bolin Services continue to crumble as Blaster Lashley refused to cheat for Ken Doan but inadvertantly helped him win..
  • August 18, 2005 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley defeated Johnny Jeter (OVW Champion) in a dark match..
  • August 24, 2005--OVW TV Taping: Blaster Lashley defeated Osama in 30 seconds..
  • September 7, 2005--OVW TV Taping: Bobby Lashley (sub for Dean Visk) defeated Robert Fury..
  • September 21, 2005--OVW TV Taping: Bobby Lashley defeated Sheik Daivari..
  • September 28, 2005--OVW TV Taping: Bobby Lashley fired Kenny Bolin and quit Bolin Services..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - Bobby Lashley:
  • September 23, 2005 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley defeated Simon Dean and made a major impression on fans and management!
  • September 30, 2005 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley squashed Russell Simpson (Simon Dean challenged Lashley for No Mercy)..
  • October 1, 2005--OVW Katrina Benefit: Bobby Lashley & Seven defeated Johnny Jeter & Da Beast (Seven pinned Jeter)..
  • October 5, 2005--OVW TV Taping: Bobby Lashley defeated The Boogey Man in a short match at the end of the night..
  • ~~~Ken Doane & Dean Visk attacked Bobby Lashley, but Lashley fought back. Brent Albright made the save!
  • October 7, 2005 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley defeated Eddie Craven..
  • October 9, 2005 - No Mercy: Bobby Lashley defeated Simon Dean in 2-minutes and forced him to eat 20 cheeseburgers!
  • October 12, 2005--OVW Taping: Dean Visk & Ken Doane beat Bobby Lashley & Brent Albright in a Texas Tornado No-DQ match..
  • October 14, 2005 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley squashed Nunzio w/Big Vito..
  • October 19, 2005--OVW Taping: Bobby Lashley defeated Dean 'The Cooler' Visk (Ken Doane attacked Lashley after the match)..
  • October 21, 2005 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley squashed Big Vito w/Nunzio..
  • October 26, 2005--OVW Taping: Ken Doane w/Kenny Bolin defeated Bobby Lashley to retain the Television title..
  • November 4, 2005 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley squashed Nunzio & Big Vito in a Handicap match..
  • November 11, 2005 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley defeated Orlando Jordan in a Survivor Series Team SD! Qualifying Match!
  • November 21, 2005 - RAW: Team RAW and Team Smackdown! met up in the parking lot and Batista was chokeslammed on a car!
  • ~~~Shawn Michaels vs John Layfield in a Lumberjack match ended in a No Contest (Team RAW & Team SD! as Lumberjacks)..
  • ~~~~~During a post-match brawl: Bobby Lashley tried to take on Kane & Big Show, but got a double chokeslam from hell!
  • November 25, 2005 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley defeated Orlando Jordan..
  • November 27, 2005 - Survivor Series: Team Smackdown! defeated Team RAW in an Elimination match (Randy Orton sole survivor!)..
  • ~~~Team Smackdown! consisted of Batista, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, John Bradshaw Layfield, Bobby Lashley..
  • ~~~Team RAW consisted of Shawn Michaels, The Big Show, Kane, Carlito Cool & "The Masterpiece" Chris Masters..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - Bobby Lashley:
  • December 2, 2005 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley defeated Sylvan -- (Lashley's longest singles match to date)..
  • December 9, 2005 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley defeated William Regal w/Paul Birschall..
  • December 16, 2005 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley defeated Paul Burchill w/William Regal..
  • December 18, 2005 - Armageddon: Bobby Lashley defeated William Regal & Paul Birchall in a Handicap match!
  • December 30, 2005 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley squashed Sylvan...
  • January 6, 2006 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley talked about wanting to win the Royal Rumble and wrestle at Wrestlemania 22!
  • January 13, 2006 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley participated in a 20-Man Battle Royal for the World title (won by Kurt Angle)..
  • January 20, 2006 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley defeated John Layfield w/Jillian Hall after distraction from The Boogeyman!
  • January 27, 2006 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley defeated Brad Attitude in a match taped for Velocity..
  • January 29, 2006 - Royal Rumble: Bobby Lashley entered at #8 but was eliminated by The Big Show & Kane..
  • February 3, 2006 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley destroyed both Dicks and then took a clothesline from hell from John Layfield!
  • February 17, 2006 - Smackdown!: Fit Finlay & John Bradshaw Layfield w/Jillian Hall defeated Chris Benoit & Bobby Lashley..
  • February 19, 2006 - No Way Out: John Bradshaw Layfield w/Jillian Hall defeated Bobby Lashley..
  • February 24, 2006 - Smackdown!: Chris Benoit & Rey Mysterio & Bobby Lashley beat Randy Orton & John Layfield & Fit Finlay..
  • March 3, 2006 - Smackdown!: Fit Finlay vs Bobby Lashley ended in a Double Disqualification..
  • March 10, 2006 - SmackDown!: Bobby Lashley vs Fit Finlay ended in a No Contest in a "Money in the Bank Qualifying Match"..
  • ~~~The brawl ended up outside in the parking lot where Lashley tipped a car over almost crushing Fit Finlay under it!
  • March 17, 2006 - SmackDown!: Fit Finlay defeated Bobby Lashley in a "Money in the Bank 2 Qualifier" Lumberjack match!
  • March 24, 2006 - SmackDown!: Bobby Lashley won a "Last Chance Battle Royal" to Qualify for Money in the Bank 2 at WM22..
  • March 31, 2006 - SmackDown!: Matt Hardy & Bobby Lashley & Tatanka defeated Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro & Fit Finlay..
  • April 2, 2006 - WrestleMania 22: RVD beat Benjamin & Flair & Finlay & Lashley & Hardy in a Money in the Bank Ladder match..
  • April 7, 2006 - SmackDown!: Bobby Lashley defeated Big Vito in a match taped for Velocity..
  • April 14, 2006 - SmackDown!: Booker T fantasized about being the King of the Ring until Bobby Lashley speared him!
  • April 21, 2006 - SmackDown!: Chris Benoit & Bobby Lashley defeated Orlando Jordan & Fit Finlay..
  • April 28, 2006 - SmackDown!: Bobby Lashley defeated Mark Henry by Countout in the 1st Round of the King of the Ring..
  • May 5, 2006 - SmackDown!: Bobby Lashley defeated T.J. Dalton in a match taped for Velocity..
  • May 12, 2006 - SmackDown!: Bobby Lashley defeated Fit Finlay in the 2nd Round of the King of the Ring Tournament..
  • May 19, 2006 - SmackDown!: Bobby Lashley defeated Jared Steele in a squash match..
  • May 21, 2005 - Judgment Day: Booker T w/Sharmell defeated Bobby Lashley to win the King of the Ring Tournament!..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - United States Champion:
  • May 26, 2006 - SmackDown!: Bobby Lashley defeated John Bradshaw Layfield to win the United States title!
  • June 2, 2006 - SmackDown!: Bobby Lashley defeated King Booker w/Queen Sharmell to retain the United States title..
  • ~~~After the match, King Booker & William Regal & Fit Finlay attacked Bobby Lashley and forced him to kiss Booker's feet!
  • June 7, 2006 - WWE vs ECW: Bobby Lashley was in a WWE vs ECW Battle Royal, won by The Big Show (who defected to ECW)..
  • June 8, 2006--Deep South Wrestling: Booker T & Sharmell showed up and cut a promo hyping Booker's match with Lashley at Six Flags..
  • June 9, 2006--Deep South Wrestling (Six Flags): Bobby Lashley w/Crystal beat King Booker w/Queen Sharmell to retain the WWE U.S. title..
  • June 9, 2006 - SmackDown!: Bobby Lashley defeated William Regal to earn a match with King Booker NEXT WEEK!
  • June 16, 2006 - SmackDown!: Bobby Lashley defeated King Booker w/Sharmell to retain the United States title..
  • June 23, 2006 - SmackDown!: Booker T (w/Sharmell & William Regal) defeated Bobby Lashley (with an injured knee) by DQ..
  • June 30, 2006 - SmackDown!: Bobby Lashley defeated King Booker w/Sharmell in a Steel Cage match to retain the U.S. Title..
  • July 7, 2006 - SmackDown!: Bobby Lashley (United States Champion) defeated Gregory Helms (Cruiserweight Champion)..
  • July 14, 2006 - SmackDown!: Fit Finlay defeated Bobby Lashley to win the United States title!
  • July 15, 2006 - SNME: Rey Mysterio & Batista & Bobby Lashley defeated King Booker & & Fit Finlay & Mark Henry..
  • July 21, 2006: Bobby Lashley was pulled off the Great American Bash show due to tests detecting elevated enzyme levels in his liver..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - Bobby Lashley:
  • July 21, 2006 - SmackDown!: Bobby Lashley defeated Fit Finlay w/William Regal by DQ (Finlay retains U.S. Title)..
  • August 4, 2006 - SmackDown!: Fit Finlay vs William Regal ended in a No Contest (Lashley attacked both men afterwards)..
  • August 11, 2006 - SmackDown!: Batista & Bobby Lashley defeated William Regal & Fit Finlay in the main event..
  • August 18, 2006 - SmackDown!: Bobby Lashley defeated US Champion Fit Finlay w/William Regal by Disqualification....
  • August 25, 2006 - SmackDown!: Batista & Bobby Lashley defeated King Booker & Fit Finlay & William Regal...
  • September 1, 2006 - SmackDown!: Mr. Ken Kennedy defeated Fit Finlay (c) and Bobby Lashley to win the United States title!
  • September 8, 2006 - SmackDown!: Bobby Lashley defeated William Regal (Big Vito joined Cole & Tazz on commentary)..
  • September 15, 2006 - SmackDown!: Bobby Lashley defeated Fit Finlay by Disqualification in a #1 Contenders match..
  • September 22, 2006 - SmackDown!: Bobby Lashley & Batista defeated Fit Finlay & William Regal..
  • September 29, 2006 - SmackDown!: John Cena & Batista & Bobby Lashley defeated King Booker & Fit Finlay & William Regal..
  • October 6, 2006 - SmackDown!: Batista (chosen by King Booker) defeated Bobby Lashley by DQ when Booker & Finlay interfered!
  • ~~~MAIN EVENT: Batista & Bobby Lashley defeated King Booker & Fit Finlay by Disqualification when William Regal interfered..
  • October 8, 2006 - No Mercy: King Booker defeated Fit Finlay and Bobby Lashley and Batista in a 4-WAY to retain the World title!
  • October 9, 2006 - RAW: Batista & Bobby Lashley & Rey Mysterio defeated William Regal & Fit Finlay & Chavo Guerrero..
  • October 13, 2006 - SmackDown!: Batista defeated Bobby Lashley and Fit Finlay in a 3-WAY #1 Contenders match..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - Bobby Lashley vs Tatanka:
  • October 27, 2006 - SmackDown!: William Regal & Dave Taylor defeated Bobby Lashley & Tatanka (Tatanka attacked Lashley) ..
  • November 3, 2006 - SmackDown!: Bobby Lashley defeated Jamie Noble (Tatanka appeared after the match with war paint)...
  • November 10, 2006 - SmackDown!: King Booker w/Queen Sharmell defeated Bobby Lashley to retain the World Heavyweight title!

    World Wrestling Entertainment - ECW World Heavyweight Champion:
  • November 14, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: Bobby Lashley (debut) defeated Hardore Holly w/Paul Heyman by Disqualification..
  • November 17, 2006 - SmackDown!: Batista & Bobby Lashley defeated Fit Finlay & King Booker w/Queen Sharmell..
  • November 21, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: Bobby Lashley defeated Matt Striker..
  • November 26, 2006 - Survivor Series: John Cena's Team defeated The Big Show's Team in a Survivor Series Elimination match..
  • ~~~John Cena & Bobby Lashley & Kane & Rob Van Dam & Sabu defeated The Big Show & Test & Fit Finlay & The MVP & Umaga..
  • ~~~SOLE SURVIVORS: John Cena (WWE Champion) & Bobby Lashley (probably the NEXT ECW World Heavyweight Champion)....
  • November 28, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: Bobby Lashley defeated ECW Champion The Big Show w/Paul Heyman by DQ...
  • December 3, 2006--ECW December To Dismember: Bobby Lashley won the 6-Man Extreme Elimination Chamber match..
  • ~~~Bobby Lashley beat The Big Show & Test & C.M. Punk & Rob Van Dam & Hardcore Holly to win the ECW World title!
  • December 5, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: Bobby Lashley defeated The Big Show to retain the ECW World Heavyweight title..
  • December 12, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: Bobby Lashley destroyed Heyman's Personal Enforcers (Doug Basham & Ryan O'Reilly)..
  • December 19, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: ECW Champion Bobby Lashley defeated Rene Dupree in a Non-title match..
  • December 25, 2006 - WWE Tribute to the Troops (Iraq): Bobby Lashley (ECW Champion) defeated Hardcore Holly..
  • January 2, 2007--ECW on Sci Fi: Bobby Lashley vs Rob Van Dam ended in a No Contest for the ECW World title..
  • January 9, 2007--ECW on Sci Fi: Bobby Lashley vs Rob Van Dam ended in a No Contest when Test interfered..
  • January 16, 2007--ECW on Sci Fi: Bobby Lashley defeated Rob Van Dam and Test in a 3-WAY to retain the ECW World title..
  • January 23, 2007--ECW on Sci Fi: Bobby Lashley defeated Test to retain the ECW World title! (Free on TV before the PPV)..
  • January 28, 2007 - Royal Rumble: Bobby Lashley defeated Test by Countout to retain the ECW World title..
  • January 30, 2007--ECW on Sci Fi: Bobby Lashley defeated Test to retain the ECW World title!
  • February 5, 2007 - RAW: Bobby Lashley defeated Kenny Dykstra to retain the ECW World title..
  • February 6, 2007--ECW on Sci Fi: Bobby Lashley defeated Hardcore Holly to retain the ECW World title..
  • ~~~Gene Snitsky showed up afterwards and attacked Bobby Lashley and helped Hardcore Holly get the last laugh..
  • February 13, 2007--ECW on Sci Fi: Bobby Lashley beat Hardcore Holly in an Extreme Rules match to retain the ECW World title..
  • February 18, 2007 - No Way Out: Mr. Ken Kennedy defeated Bobby Lashley by DQ (Lashley retains ECW World Title)..
  • February 20, 2007--ECW on Sci Fi: Bobby Lashley beat Hardcore Holly and Mr. Kennedy in a 3-WAY to retain the ECW World title!

    World Wrestling Entertainment - Battle of the Billionaires:
  • February 26, 2007 - RAW: Donald Trump informed Vince McMahon that he would be represented by ECW Champion Bobby Lashley!
  • ~~~Bobby Lashley (representing Donald Trump) will take on Umaga (representing Vince McMahon) in a match at WrestleMania 23..
  • ~~~The stipulations of the "Battle of the Billionaires" match will be that the losing Billionaire will have his head shaved bald!
  • February 27, 2007--ECW on Sci Fi: Bobby Lashley defeated Hardcore Holly in a Steel Cage Match to retain the ECW World title..
  • ~~~Vince McMahon added a stipulation that Bobby Lashley had to win the match in five minutes or lose his ECW World title..
  • ~~~Bobby Lashley won the match and then thrust himself into the cage, which broke free and landed on down on Umaga!
  • March 2, 2007 - SmackDown!: Vince McMahon offered to pay Bobby Lashley twice as much as Donald Trump, but Lashley declined..
  • ~~~Vince McMahon "billionaire bitchslapped" Bobby Lashley accross the face and bailed out of the ring when Lashley got mad..
  • ~~~LATER: Bobby Lashley defeated Mr. Ken Kennedy to retain the ECW World title (It was No Holds Barred for Kennedy only)..
  • March 6, 2007--ECW on Sci Fi: Bobby Lashley shook hands with Mr. McMahon but squeezed hard and brought him to his knees!
  • March 12, 2007 - RAW: Vince McMahon and Donald Trump had their contract signing which included Stone Cold Steve Austin!
  • March 13, 2007--ECW on Sci Fi: Bobby Lashley (ECW Champion) defeated Randy Orton w/Edge to retain the ECW World title..
  • March 19, 2007 - RAW: Bobby Lashley defeated "The Masterpiece" Chris Masters in a Masterlock Challenge..
  • ~~~Bobby Lashley became the first man in over two years to break Chris Masters' Masterlock (Full Nelson) Submission..
  • March 20, 2007--ECW on Sci Fi: Bobby Lashley (ECW Champion) defeated "The Masterpiece" Chris Masters in a Non-title match..
  • March 23, 2007 - SmackDown!: Bobby Lashley defeated Mr. Kennedy & Randy Orton in a Handicap Tables match..
  • March 26, 2007 - RAW: Vince McMahon defeated Bobby Lashley in a No-DQ match with help from other wrestlers and UMAGA!
  • March 27, 2007--ECW on Sci Fi: Vince McMahon and Bobby Lashley had a "Point/Counter Point" interview segment via sattelite..
  • April 1, 2007 - Wrestlemania 23: Bobby Lashley w/Donald Trump defeated Umaga w/Vince McMahon in a Hair vs. Hair match..
  • ~~~This was the famous "Battle of the Billionaires" match which resulted in Donald Trump shaving Vince McMahon BALD!
  • ~~~Stone Cold Steve Austin was the referee and included interference from Armando Alejandro Estrada & Shane McMahon..


    Aaron "The Swayz" Sweazy wrote: Bobby Lashley isn't from Missouri Valley, or Colorado Springs really...he's a home grown Kansas boy like Jonathan Coachman (McPherson, KS) but Lashley is from Junction City, KS, Where he was a 6a State Champion and also a 1994 National High School All American at 160 lbs finishing 8th. Junction City is nearbye Fort Riley home of the Big Red One (not Kane but the military infantry) and might be part of the reason he went on to join the Armed forces. Was a co-Kansas Wrestling Coache's Association College Wrestler of the year in 1998 sharing the honor with 3 other Kansas individuals who had a stellar senior year in college. He was the silver medalist in the 2002 CISM World Championships-competing against the world's best military wrestlers. Will turn 30 in the summer of 2006. Yours in wrestling,